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Doctors commonly leave this drain within the abdominal cavity after surgery. It helps prevent swelling and reduces the risk for infection. The tube is held in place by a few stitches. It is covered with a bandage. Your doctor will remove the drain when he or she determines you no longer need it.
A Jewett brace keeps your back in position while it is healing after surgery or injury. Wear your brace as directed by your doctor.
Follow these tips for home safety after joint surgery.
The liver of a newborn may be too immature to remove bilirubin as fast as it forms. If too much bilirubin builds up in the blood, it may cause the skin and the whites of the eyes to appear yellow. This is called jaundice.
Orthognathic surgery is treatment that reshapes the jaws to improve their form and function. Before surgery, most people need to have orthodontic treatment to move and straighten the teeth. This allows the surgeon to place the jaws in the proper position. This presurgical phase is often the longest part of treatment.
You just had orthognathic surgery. This is treatment that reshapes the jaws to improve their form and function. Your job now is to keep yourself comfortable and help your body heal quickly.
Farming seems to be the most dangerous job. Teens also get hurt in restaurants, supermarkets, retail stores, and other places where they find after-school and summer work.